Nissan designed the Nissan Micra to be one of the safest small cars around, with ESP stability control fitted as standard alongside ABS brakes and six airbags. Seatbelt pretensioners also make the equipment list on all models, while Nissan’s V-platform architecture offers top level impact protection.
The interior of the Nissan Micra is extremely spacious for a small car, the rear leg and headroom are generous and the boot is a respectable size, storage space elsewhere in the cabin includes door pockets, glovebox and cubbies in plentiful supply.
The new Nissan Micra DIG-S will be on sale this summer; this model has a petrol engine which produces 95g/km of CO2 emissions making it one of the lowest in the world today. The engine knows as the DIG-S (Direct Injection Gasoline-Supercharger) is a direct injection unit with a supercharger. Low running costs are guaranteed not just by the excellent fuel economy but also thanks to tax concessions based on its emissions and to lower servicing bills from the smaller engine. Cars producing less than 100g/km of CO2 are exempt from annual road tax and from London’s daily congestion charge.